Well the weather this week has been shit but last week building up to a 34°C day on Monday has had me slipping into a universe where there is only Moodymann. I can't think of any better music in the world to listen to while driving around on a belting hot day than some of KDJ's jazzy grooves. Not so much the techno 12s, but the albums just DO IT when the sun is out. 'People' is surely one of the juiciest jams in existence, with gorgeous sax baking away and Rhodes noodling about on top of a sickeningly slick groove. The other track - from the first Private Collection 12" - is just good fun with even more of Kenny's legendary personality bleeding through than usual. Sorry for the bullshit quality mp3. If you haven't immersed yourself in Moody's catalogue then you're missing out on some of the best experiences in music. Spark up somewhere warm and soak it up.
Moodymann - People [buy]
Kenny Dixon Jr. - Untitled [buy]
Found another top Soulphiction track tucked away in the dark abyss of my iTunes library from some time in 2008. Stripped back simplicity is the vibe and it works just fine. Just a few layers of repetitive bass plucking and some DIY handyman percussion holds the whole house together and the result is nice and sturdy. Not much more to say really, it's fundamentally a good track.
Soulphiction - Prison Song [buy]
Well since Modular are giving this away for free I guess every man and his blog will be sharing it on the information superhighway. But that's ok, the meeting of DJ Harvey and Canyons is worth jumping into the web 2.0 orgy to celebrate. I wouldn't have a clue how to classify it, it's a bit of a muddle of funk, acid, 90s house, disco and some weird filter shit, almost like a mini DJ mix with some strange record combinations and very busy hands. In a way it's exactly the kind of offspring I can imagine Canyons and Harv having, totally all over the shop but made to work perfectly by musical minds working on the next level. Full marks for the Galleon Trade remix too, this is a really great package! Although it doesn't look like it'll be released on 12" which is pretty bogus. PS the Canyons album is out today, give it a streamy stream!
Canyons - See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Remix)
Also check out this wonderfully fun set via RBMA Radio with Space Dimension Controller spinning back to back with Braiden. Happy days!
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